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National Basketball Association to suspend Kelly Oubre for Game 4

Thomas was held to just 13 points - after his match-winning 53 in game two - and he needed to have his dental work adjusted at half-time as the rough-and-tumble play took its toll. The Celtics, beyond their turnover trouble, were hurt more by fruitless open looks, as evidenced by players like Jae Crowder (six points, 2-for-9) and Avery Bradley (five points, 2-for-9). Read More »

Kompany claims current City team is best he's played in

Nevertheless, with Guardiola expected to spend big this summer on reinforcements with City failing to win any silverware this season and in a desperate scramble to make the top four in the Premier League, it's unclear at this point as to how numerous current group will remain. Read More »

Tyson Fury: It would be so easy to beat Anthony Joshua

Klitschko was by far Joshua's toughest opponent, but was coming off a disappointing performance 17 months ago when he lost his title belts to England's Tyson Fury by unanimous decision in a major upset - and then had Fury twice call off the rematch. Read More »

Raptors' Kyle Lowry says he's doubtful for must-win Game 4

The Cavaliers are the first team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons. No team in National Basketball Association history has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs and the Raptors are not about to become the first team to do it. Read More »

'We are Manchester United and we can do this'


United sit in fifth place with 65 points despite an club-record unbeaten streak of 25 league matches. For the first time in 40 years, both Manchester United and Arsenal are outside the top-four when they play each other. "We're confident of that". But while that game passed without incident, and it appears those two old adversaries have - at least temporarily - called a truce in their long and bitter feud, there is one Mourinho quarrel that rarely seems to go quiet. Read More »

Why beating Marc-Andre Fleury is the key to the series

But the fifth game of the series was the first time the Washington offense really poked holes in Fleury, the first time they really managed to rattle his cage with successive scores. "We were sort of stuck in that two- and three-goal area and in a very important moment in the third period obviously in an important game, our guys delivered against him, so I think that gives us a boost of confidence". Read More »

History made clinching Western finals berth, Preds now rest

Dmitrij Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season and Jaden Schwartz got the victor as the St Louis Blues kept their series alive against the Nashville Predators. Perhaps he can break out Sunday-somebody will have to. ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues needed a spark. The effort made the Oilers the first team in National Hockey League playoff history to do so since the Detroit Red Wings did it in Game 4 of the 2010 Western Conference semifinals against the San Jose Sharks. Read More »

Owen Hargreaves opens up about Man United star: He's a terrific athlete


With United one point outside the top four, they could well need to win the final to stand a chance of playing in next season's Champions League group stage else Mourinho's men can forget the 2017/18 Champions League. James Milner's ideal record from the spot this season ended when his kick was saved by Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster in the 66th minute of a lackluster game at Anfield. Read More »

Fury maintains innocence before anti-doping hearing


Fury hopes to make his comeback in a fight on July 8, but must overturn a suspended drugs ban at a UK Anti-Doping hearing that was due to begin on Monday. "There isn't another stadium where it should take place", Fury admitted. I would fight Joshua in October but I believe Klitschko will take the rematch. Read More »

Jazz point guard George Hill (sore toe) out again against Warriors

Golden State's defense was smothering . For most teams 17 assists would be considered a mediocre offering, but for the Dubs it represents a night of poor execution given their in season 30 assist average. Everybody knows that Golden State loves to run and gun. Not only that, Golden State was able to secure defensive rebounds , even with Gobert on the floor, which meant that there was only one possession for the Jazz. Read More »

Rampant Ronaldo has learned to accept rotation: Zidane


Real Madrid has four matches left, while Barcelona has three. Barcelona next has games at Las Palmas and back at home versus Eibar in the final round. Ronaldo has often finished recent campaigns hampered by injury issues, but in recent weeks his eight goals in three games saw Madrid past Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals and secured a commanding 3-0 advantage in last Tuesday's semifinal at home to Atletico Madrid . Read More »

Packers select DB Kevin King with first selection in the draft


Amichia projects as a guard in the National Football League, and the Packers will list him as a guard. "He certainly could have helped last January, when [Dez] Bryant and [Julio] Jones combined for 312 receiving yards and four touchdowns [in the playoffs] against Green Bay's outgunned cornerback group". Read More »

Wizards feel in control as series shifts to Boston

The series shifts back to Boston after the latest two contests followed familiar scripts, including Celtics star Isaiah Thomas being kept quiet on offense for long stretches. "We've got options, we can move some people around". Offensively, the Wizards didn't let Boston hide Thomas especially when he guarded bigger players like 6-8 Otto Porter. Read More »

Molinari in top spot Wells Fargo event


Reed recorded four birdies on the back nine, including consecutive birdies on 17 and 18 to give himself a one-shot lead over Jon Rahm, who chipped in for birdie on 18, and Alex Noren. "I have just got keep on playing how I have been". If Wilcox switched his putter for that likely reason, his original flatstick was not "unfit for play", and thus the adjustment meant he was penalized when he self-reported the infraction of replacing one of his 14 clubs mid-round. Read More »

Alain Vigneault: Too many players were average in Rangers' Game 5 loss

The Ottawa Senators once again have a series lead over the New York Rangers. With 1:28 left on the clock, ex-Ranger Derick Brassard jumped off the Sens' bench, made his way down to the NY net, and ended up getting the credit for a goal that felt more like something out of a game of pinball than ice hockey. Read More »

Yankees-Cubs heading to 17th inning

Huh). Robert Gsellman (2-2) gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings for NY. Holliday had 10 career games at the position before the Yankees' marathon 18-inning 5-4 victory. Brett Gardner lifted the Yankees to a 3-2 win over Chicago on Friday night with a ninth-inning home run. Manager Joe Maddon said Anderson is likely headed for the disabled list. Read More »

Statistically Speaking: Crosby powers Pens' Game One win

There was no definitive answer if Hagelin will suit up for Game 2 Saturday night, but the veteran winger said he definitely "wants to be out there to help my team". "And that's where your goalie needs to come up with a save and I just didn't, so I was frustrated that I didn't do that". "It's fun to win". In a postseason full of blown multi-goal leads, the Capitals rallied on goals by Ovechkin late in the second and Evgeny Kuznetsov early in the third. Read More »

Swans survival would be pinnacle of my career: Clement

Next week, Hull visits Palace and Swansea is away to Sunderland. It leaves Swansea one point above Hull ahead of their final two games, Sunderland away and West Brom at home on the last day of the season. "We have to make sure now that we are absolutely focused to get a good result next weekend at Sunderland". Llorente scored the game's only goal, towering over Phil Jagielka at the far post to head home from Jordan Ayew's cross. Read More »

Rockets need more than 1-man show vs. Spurs

Game 4 between the Rockets and Spurs is set to tip off at 9 p.m. ET at the Toyota Center in Houston and can be seen on TNT. Game 1 saw the Rockets thrash their Texas rival 126-99 on 22 made 3-pointers and an all-around team effort lead by the insufferable always electric James Harden . Read More »

Penguins Put Capitals on Brink

PITTSBURGH-If the Capitals are going to rally from a three-games-to-one deficit in their second round series against the Penguins , the team's best players are going to need to be much better. "It's kind of an amateur play by me there". Fleury got some help, with his teammates blocking 24 shots. "We played a solid first period and we came out strong", Zuccarello said. Read More »

Jonny Bairstow shows why he can not be ignored by England in ODIs

Test wicket-keeper Jonathan Bairstow, deployed as a specialist batsman, made a blistering 72 not out as England beat Ireland by 85 runs in the second one-day global at Lord's on Sunday. In the next five overs, England managed only 42 runs and also lost Sam Billings (7). "I think there's probably not a lot between the three keepers but the amount of runs Jonny scores, it'd be hard to leave him out", said Australian coach Bayliss. Read More »

Beal helps Wizards even series with Celtics

And while it wasn't the reason for Boston losing Game 4, it certainly played a role. This is a most lopsided 2-2 series, and the fact that it's 2-2 serves as a reminder of how fickle the playoffs can be. "We're one of the best teams in the league at converting off turnovers". This is what we wanted during the regular season when we was chippy and going at it. Read More »

Cavaliers Sweep the Raptors to Advance to the Eastern Conference Finals

Isaiah Thomas was finally held in check for the Celtics as he took only 8 shots and scored just 13 points on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business with a 109-102 win to close out the Toronto Raptors. That series won't end until Friday night at the earliest, and could run until next Monday night, meaning the Cavaliers will have plenty of time to rest. Read More »